The Coyote Project
The Coyote project began as a partnership between the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Prime Access Consulting in 2015, during the development of a new MCA website. Museum websites are rich in images that are often undescribed, excluding people with limited or no vision as well as others. To address the problem, the MCA set out on a collaboration with PAC to develop tools to enable the description of thousands of images on their website. The first version of the Coyote software, locally hosted and integrated with the museum’s web content management system, presented images from the CMS needing description, and sent descriptions to be published to the site. The latest version of Coyote operates in a hosted environment so that any institution can sign up with PAC to start using the tool to develop, edit, and refine visual descriptions, as well as to integrate approved descriptions with digital products. Learn more about Coyote.